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					To: Department of Housing and Works Private Rental Aboriginal Assistance Loan Public Housing Directorate Private Bag 22 East Perth WA 6892 This is to confirm that I
(Landlord/Agent’s name)

Department of Housing and Works Offices
Head Office
99 Plain Street East Perth 6004 Tel: (08) 9222 4666 Toll free: 1800 093 325

SOUTHERN
Albany
131 Aberdeen Street Albany 6330 Tel: (08) 9842 0444

MID WEST / GASCOYNE
Geraldton
Union Bank Building 201 Marine Terrace Geraldton 6530 Tel: (08) 9923 4444

METROPOLITAN OFFICES
Mirrabooka
6 Ilkeston Place Mirrabooka 6061 Tel: (08) 9344 0555

Katanning

6 Daping Street Katanning 6317 Tel: (08) 9891 1800

Private Rental Aboriginal Assistance Loan

Carnarvon

of
(address/Agency)

Narrogin

City Office

Is the landlord/agent for
(tenants name)

605 Wellington St Perth 6000 Tel: (08) 9476 2444

Government Building Park Street Narrogin 6312 Tel: (08) 9881 1299

30 Robinson Street Carnarvon 6701 Tel: (08) 9941 1129

Meekatharra

Midland

SOUTH WEST
Bunbury
22 Forrest Avenue Bunbury 6230 Tel: (08) 9792 2111

Main Street Meekatharra 6642 Tel: (08) 9981 1115

21 Old Great Northern Highway , Midland 6056 Tel: (08) 9250 9191

PILBARA
South Hedland
Cnr Brand & Tonkin Sts South Hedland 6722 Tel: (08) 9160 2800

Cannington

of
(tenants address)

17 Manning Road Cannington 6107 Tel: (08) 9356 0444

Busselton

Armadale

(tenants name)

Unit 1 42 Commerce Avenue Armadale 6112 Tel: (08) 9497 1600

Suite 4 8-10 Prince Street Busselton 6280 Tel: (08) 9752 4388

Karratha

3-5 Welcome Road Karratha 6714 Tel: (08) 9144 1707

Manjimup

is in rental arrears of $ or equivalent to
(amount)

Bentley

weeks rent.

Brownlie Towers Shop 5 32 Dumond Street Bentley 6102 Tel: (08) 9350 3700

Unit 10 30-32 Rose Street Manjimup 6258 Tel: (08) 9771 1200

KIMBERLEY
Broome
Frederick Street Broome 6725 Tel: (08) 9192 0100

CENTRAL
Kalgoorlie
220 Hannan Street Kalgoorlie 6430 Tel: (08) 9093 5200

Derby

Lot 265 Loch Street Derby 6728 Tel: (08) 9191 1411

Fremantle

The tenant will be allowed to remain in the accommodation if the arrears are paid in full. Signature: Name of Landlord/Agent:

42 Queen Street Fremantle 6160 Tel: (08) 9430 0300

Esperance

Halls Creek

Kwinana

Shop 13 Hub Commercial Centre 40 Meares Avenue Kwinana 6167 Tel: (08) 9439 0300

Balmoral Square The Esplanade Esperance 6450 Tel: (08) 9071 2046

Lot 73 Great Northern Hwy Halls Creek 6770 Tel: (08) 9168 9300

Merredin

Kununurra

44 Mitchell Street Merredin 6415 Tel: (08) 9041 1744

Cnr Messmate Way & Konkerberry Drive Kununurra 6743 Tel: (08) 9168 1588

Mandurah

11 Pinjarra Road Mandurah 6210 Tel: (08) 9535 5788

Northam

McIver House 297 Fitzgerald Street Northam 6401 Tel: (08) 9622 1500

(Please affix agent’s stamp)

Date:
DHW186 0708

TTY (For hearing impaired): 9221 3985 Translation and Interpreting Service 13 14 50 email: bonds@dhw.wa.gov.au www.dhw.wa.gov.au

Aim of PRAAL
The objective of PRAAL is to assist Indigenous people in private rental who are “at risk” of losing their tenancy and likely to become homeless, by providing a loan for their rental arrears.

Common reasons for financial hardship and why you haven’t paid your rent
•	 •	 •	 •	 •	 The applicant must provide the following documentation: •	 •	 •	 •	 •	 •	 •	 Income statement from Centrelink or employer. Proof of rental arrears – letter from Landlord/ Agent. A copy of the Notice of Breach or Termination Notice. Advise reason for rental arrears. Provide evidence of financial hardship. Evidence that you will be allowed to remain in the accommodation if the arrears are paid or; Have the landlord complete the form on the back. •	 Funeral expenses. Cultural reasons Contributing to family funeral expenses. Loss of financial contribution to the household. Accommodation – family visiting for short term stay for medical or cultural reasons which has put pressure on the financial household. Medical reasons - ambulance bill or child/ family member hospitalised.

Eligibility Criteria
Private tenants who meet the following criteria will be eligible for PRAAL for up to six weeks rental arrears to secure an existing tenancy. •	 •	 •	 •	 •	 •	 Department of Housing and Works income eligibility. Indigenous background The applicant must reside in the household “at risk” of eviction. A minimum of 2 weeks rent arrears and a maximum of 6 weeks is owed on the tenancy. Experiencing financial hardship. The applicant must contribute to the weekly household rent but does not to be on the tenacy agreement The applicant is responsible for repayment of the debt. Any arrangement for the household to share the debt is a private matter between the applicant and members of the household.

How Do I Pay The Loan Back
The minimum loan repayment is $15.00 per fortnight starting from the date of approval. Payment can be made direct deduction from your Centrelink payment, Direct Debit from your bank account or by using a Department of Housing & Works card at any post office.

•	

If the applicant is successful with their application the rental arrears will be paid on their behalf by the Department. However, before this occurs the applicant must: •	 •	 Complete a Private Rental Aboriginal Assistance Loan Application Form and Sign an Agreement form to attend financial counselling.


				
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